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Retro video game nerd with a love of nostalgia and all things gaming.

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GamerFest Returns To Galway

It's dangerous to go alone, read this. GamerFest 18 is coming to Galway this month for what is promised to be their biggest event to date. I was lucky enough to have made the very first GamerFest event last year... Continue Reading →

The Commodore 64 Is Back!

It's dangerous to go alone... read this. The Commodore 64 is notorious among fans of old school gaming and the release of the up coming C64 mini has definitely been gaining a lot of hype in the retro gaming community.... Continue Reading →

A Blast From The Past With The Snes Classic Edition

When the NES Classic Edition was released last year, the rumour of a SNES Classic Edition was already doing the rounds among the gaming community. Then with the success of the notorious NES Classic Edition, it was a certainty that... Continue Reading →

Talking It Back: Super Mario Bros 3

The third installment into the Super Mario Bros series is arguably the best of all. SMB3 (Super Mario Bros 3) was initially released in Japan during October of 1988, it didn't make it to western markets until February of 1990... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 14 or 20: Buying In Bulk.

It’s dangerous to go alone! Read this. Something that can be easily over looked when on the hunt for some new old games is buying in bulk. When buying a bundle of games it does require you to spend a... Continue Reading →

20 Years of Goldeneye 007.

Friday the 25th of August was the 20th anniversary of Goldeneye 007 on the Nintendo 64. Goldeneye is an iconic and revolutionary first person shooter by the Notorious Rare company who created some of the N64's most beloved games. Video... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 13 of 20: Branch Out And Try Something Different.

It's dangerous to go alone! Read this. In my early days of gaming, I was definitely a creature of habit, I would tend to play the same games over and over again without branching out to discover new genres that... Continue Reading →

Completing Classics – The Legend of Zelda.

I recently completed The Legend Of Zelda on the Nes for the first time ever, even though I have been playing this game for as far back as I can remember. One of my first memories of TLOZ is playing... Continue Reading →

Why The Nintendo 64?

The Nintendo 64 is a favorite for a lot of gamers both young and old. Its impressive library boasts some of the greatest video games of all time such as Super Mario 64, Goldeneye 007, Banjo Kazooie, The Legend of... Continue Reading →

Talking It Back – Super Mario Bros 2.

I can always remember playing Super Mario Bros 2 as a kid and being amazing by how different it was to it's predecessor. It wasn't until many years later that I would learn of the games history and hear the... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 12 of 20: Collectibles And Merchandise.

It's dangerous to go alone! Read this. I love all things gaming and that includes some of the amazing collectibles and merchandise that is out there. This includes pin badges, posters, toys, movies, clothes, the list goes on. Collectibles and... Continue Reading →

Retro Collecting Tip 11 of 20: Retro Games of The Future.

It's dangerous to go alone! Read this. I often hear stories of people buying Nintendo 64 games during the time when the console was going out of fashion and games were being sold complete in box for around €5. I... Continue Reading →

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